“I’ve always wondered what sabr is. I was never given a proper definition so my concept of it was somewhat distorted, all I understood was that you wait until it’s over.
But now, if I were to put it into words, bear with me, this is what I’ve gathered so far:
Sabr is suppressing that angry voice in your head, the one that wants to yell at people for being inconsiderate to your struggle.
Sabr is swallowing this voice, overcoming it, learning to channel it towards a heartfelt du’a instead.
Sabr is forgiving someone when they dismiss your feelings. Sabr is meeting those who deserted you, with a smile on your lips, even though your tears are one step away from exposing you.
Sabr is staying silent because you’ve already stated your point too many times before. Sabr is conforming to someone’s demand because of their right over you.
Sabr is fulfilling the rights of others even when they transgress against yours.
Sabr is crying about your heartache in front of ALLAH and no one else. Sabr is believing wholeheartedly that ALLAH has beautiful things in store for you.
Sabr is crawling forward even when you want to stop. Sabr is an active state of being, it is not a theory to simply be discussed and forgotten. And it is worth it.
Every single second of it is so worth it because ALLAH loves the patient. And it’s worth going through the worst of the worst if it means that it will gain you ALLAH’s love. A beautiful patience, ya ALLAH, I ask You for a beautiful patience”